Drone Laws in Venezuela

Flying drones in Venezuela

In this article, we collect the drone laws in Venezuela for you.

Venezuela divides remotely piloted aircrafts into different classes according to weight:

  • Class 1 Mini RPA: less than 3 kilograms
  • Class 2 RPA Ligeros: between 3 and 25 kilograms
  • Class 3 RPA Livianos: between 25 and 150 kilograms
  • Class 4 RPA Pesado: more than 150 kilograms

This classification does not differentiate between private and commercial use. Class 1 is probably the most relevant for visitors to the country.

Please be aware of the unstable political situation in Venezuela. Be very careful when flying your drone there and don’t risk anything.

Overview: Drone rules in V

Recreational use of drones allowed? Yes, after registration or approval
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, after registration or approval
Maximum Altitude:400 in uncontrolled airspace.
Is drone insurance mandatory? No. Learn more about drone insurance here.
Does the drone need a badge?Unknown.
Drone labels can be ordered here
Is a registration necessary? Yes.
Keep distance to airports
Respect the privacy of other people
Contact information[email protected]

Requirements for drone pilots in Venezuela

To be allowed to fly class 1 drones, the pilot must be at least 13 years old, have a valid license and a medical certificate.

We have not yet been able to find out exactly what the registration and licensing process for drone pilots in Venezuela looks like. This document at least summarizes the requirements.

Drones must be registered in Venezuela. To do so, there seems to be this online platform. There is also a registration form that lists further required documents.

Safety distances and flight bans

A distance of 9 kilometers should be kept to airports. Class 1 and Class 2 RPAs may be operated up to an altitude of 400 feet.

You can only fly in daylight. The pilot must keep their drone within line of sight. If it belongs to class 1 (lighter than 3 kilograms), it may fly up to 500 meters away.

A distance of 1.8 kilometers should be kept from the location of the president, domestic and foreign authorities, facilities and companies in the basic industry (iron, steel, electricity, petrochemicals), military, police and prison facilities.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Venezuela to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Venezuela!

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About the author

Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use several drones like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ or the DJI Mini 3 Pro. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a drone. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!

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